Monday, June 30, 2008

OH baby....

I had a pretty relaxing weekend. Fri. night we looked at a house - didn't work for us. It's amazing what they can make a place look like on the internet!

I spent Saturday getting the house back to "immaculate" status for showings. Our realtor thought we would have a showing for sure - we didn't.

Sunday I was a lazy person. I read the paper, a magazine, finished a book. Then I proceeded to my temporary craft room. I finished the 8 grad thank yous and made 8 more cards! I'm almost done with July.

My cousin had her baby on Fri. so I made the sailboat one for them and the other for her parents. Can't wait to meet the little guy!

Friday, June 27, 2008

Friday's Feast One Hundred Ninety Five


What is the weather like today where you live? It's hot and muggy.


On a scale of 1-10 with 10 being highest, how career-minded are you? I'm not so much career-minded any more. I am happy doing what I'm doing and not looking to move up the ranks at my age! I like to leave at 5 and my work stays at work. I guess I'd say a 2?


What type of window coverings do you have in your home? Blinds, curtains, shutters, etc.? All of the above! I have blinds on all windows except my den/scrap room. Those windows have shutters and valances. All other windows have curtains or valances. I also have a porch full of windows with nothing on them.

Main Course

Name something that instantly cheers you up. The thought of vacation or the beach, or a photo of when my boys were little.


How many times do you hit the snooze button on a typical morning? I never hit the snooze. It's just not me. I hear the alarm, shut it off and get up. I am a creature of habit.

Thursday, June 26, 2008


Here's my big mess from last night. I was able to cut a bunch of pieces for graduation thanks and put a few together. The designs are pretty basic but that's all I have time for right now. The hardest part is getting my ds to sign them. He's never home....which is a story in itself but I can't go there. I'm way too tired from his early a.m. arrival......

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Still no crafting...

I made a fast thank you for dh's aunt who sent a nice grad gift to ds the other night but nothing since.

I was so tired last night so I sat down to read a magazine after dinner and I dozed off. Then I made myself get up and move. I started to get my stuff ready for the lss' yard sale coming up this weekend.

I hope I get a bunch of $$ in credit. I could use a little shopping spree. The other issue is I'm hoping to get rid of bulk before the move!

Sunday, June 22, 2008

A successful party ...

Well, it flew by but my son's party was a success! We worked our butts off (my dh, mom & I) and got it all done with about 30 min. to spare.

A lot of my ds' friends didn't show up so I felt bad for him but he had a blast with a smaller group of friends and his cousins. They stayed late and played frisbee and just hung out and laughed. It was so nice that his cousins and friends got along so well.

Our friends stayed late with some family and we enjoyed it. Those same friends have their son and daughter's grad party today which we'll be going to. It'll be nice to relax and enjoy!

We have so much food left over. I was worried we wouldn't have enough! I froze what I could but I have a bunch of finger sandwiches and ham. Tomorrow night my son's band will come for practice and those guys are always hungry! I'm sure they'll help us out.

p.s. I didn't clean the kitchen floor before the party. I'll have to do it later today after the other party!

Thursday, June 19, 2008

No news is good news....

Hmmmmm...I somehow don't believe it in this case. We still have not had our test results on water/air. We had to extend the date to sign a p&s. Don't know what is up there.

So starting tonight I'll be like a maniac - cleaning the house (small task since we've had to keep it immaculate); food shopping; starting to make foods that can be done ahead, etc.

My question of the day is: Do you clean your floors before a party? I used to but a few years back I decided why bother?! You end up having to do it again the next day anyway.

This is the first time we are having a party with hardwood floors. It should be interesting how dirty they get! What's really nice is we have the weekend of from showings. YAY!!!!! I can hang my towel on the rack!

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Moving ahead...

Ok, we have a possibility or two on the house situation. We are still waiting for our home inspection results (water & radon tests). Things are moving ahead, I hope!

I am also getting ready for the grad. party this weekend. We have such a busy weekend! First a 30th bday party, then my son's party, then our good friends' son's party (also a friend of my son).

Calgon, take me away!!!!!!!!!!!!

p.s. too funny on the smoooching/lipstick comments from you ladies! and another comment - when I don't wear lipstick, people ask me if I feel ok. Yep, just no lipstick today. Some day I'm going to get them tinted!!

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Ignoring the negative....

I have such a hard time finding lipstick. I can't live without it because my lips are really pale. Just when I find the perfect lipstick, it gets discontinued. My latest favorite (for the last couple of years) is Maybelline Forever Lip color in Mauvey. As soon as I saw they were getting rid of it, I stocked up on as many as I could. I'm now on my last one.

I've been on the hunt for a replacement with no luck so far. I've tried at least four and that gets expensive after a while. I hate throwing out a brand new tube. It's like taking a ten dollar bill and tossing it out the window.

Yesterday I made a quick trip to Walgreen's and I saw a new lipstick by L'oreal (Infallible in Gardenia). I thought I'd give it a shot because the color looked great beside my Maybelline. I tried it this morning and the color is perfect!!!!!!!! I sometimes like the long lasting and sometimes don't. This is one that has to be removed with make up remover. I'm very happy with my purchase though.

What kind of lipstick do you buy or do you even wear it? It's my one makeup I could not live without.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Well, believe it or not, this snow woman is still partially standing in JUNE!! It was close to 80 degrees when we were there on Saturday and I was shocked to see the mound of snow!

We met with an excavator to clean up and redesign our driveway in Maine.

For those who have asked, and I"m trying so hard not to be negative hunting is for the birds!!!!!!!!!! It's getting more depressing each day. Just when we think we may have one (yes, we found our very first the other day where the room sizes actually work), it falls out from under us. This one had small garage doors. Weird, I know. My Explorer would probably fit in if we turn the mirrors in. That is just too small. The house was a little more than we wanted to spend anyway.

We are back to the drawing board. I'm sure we'll be out looking this week but I will be really busy getting ready for my son's graduation party and also the lss garage sale next weekend.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Friday's Feast One Hundred Ninety Three


Do you consider yourself to be an optimist or a pessimist?

I'm the ultimate optimist! Just a piece of info - I used to do accounting for the Optimist Club in MI.


What is your favorite color of ink to write with? I love medium blue.


How often do you get a manicure or pedicure? Do you do them yourself or go to a salon and pay for them?

I rarely get a pedi/mani though I love them. I love a french manicure and I can't do that myself. I paint my own nails but lately I haven't had time. I just love a pedicure, I just can't do it right now.

Main Course

Have you ever won anything online? If so, what was it? I won some blog candy. It was scrapbook supplies!


In which room in your house do you keep your home computer? We keep it in the basement family room.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

A little bit of time...

I had some time to play last night. I finally finished these owl cards for upcoming male bdays. I'm trying to make two at the same time so that I have one for later. Most of the guys I'm sending to don't know each other and won't see the same cards! LOL They are for uncles, dad and brothers.

I made a quick thank you for my mom. She already gave my son his graduation card & check on the night of graduation. It's not my best work. I was tired and in a rush and the photo is cockeyed! But it is. I have to come up with an easy design for the tons of cards I'll have to make after the party.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

No crafting for me....

I have been sick as a dog. I have a major sinus infection. I was home sick for two days which is SO unlike me. I had no energy and a full head. You know I'm really sick when I can't even stamp! All I did was watch movies for two days.

The preimium cable channels didn't have a great selection but I caught a few on HBO. I watched Georgia, Rule which was good, Evan Almighty which was just ok, The Kite Runner (borrowed mom's dvd) which was great. I think there were a few more but I can't remember them.

The one thing about Kite Runner is I don't think I could have followed it if I hadn't read the book. I hated the subtitles because you couldn't read half of them (light colored text) and it took away from looking at the surroundings. It was pretty good though.

I hope to get back to semi-normal tonight. We may be looking at a house or two though.

Thursday, June 05, 2008

Quick update....

We just got our first offer on the house. I'm very nervous. I have no place to go yet and they want to move fast!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It's not a full offer so we'll definitely counter on the $$ and the closing time. took two weeks on the market to get our first. I guess that's a great thing during these times. Now if we could only find something decent to move into....

Taking a DEEP breath here.

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

A BIG positive....

I just received the news that my son WILL graduate on Fri. We thought he'd be ok but I just didn't want to count on it until after finals.

Yay!!!! We will be having a long awaited party. It's been a tough four years....

p.s. I tried to upload the flying grad caps from the invitation but it wouldn't work.

Not liking the threes.....

They say things come in threes and I'm not liking it one bit. I have had the worst news on the health of people in my family & extended family in the last week. Makes me want to cry and also makes me very thankful for my health.

First was my uncle who has a terminal disease (ALS). Then was my aunt's sil with the big C. Last night my mom told me my SIL could possibly have MS or ALS. They are all way too young to die.

I also have a friend who is very sick.

I certainly hope that's the end of bad news. I'll try to be a positive blogger tomorrow.